Clinical Quick Reference

Point-of-Care Tools

DML's Electronic Resources Policy outlines responsible use of all of our electronic resources.


  • ACP Journal Club: Selection of articles from the biomedical literature that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • ClinicalKey: This comprehensive resource includes Journals, Books, Practice Guidelines, Patient Education, Drug Information, Multimedia, and more. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Clinical Overviews: Formerly known as First Consult and provided by ClinicalKey, this resource still provides evidence-based information on differential diagnoses, medical conditions, procedures, and patient education. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Full text of the Cochrane Collaboration's regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions.  (foreground questions) Access note*
  • DXplain: DXplain is a clinical diagnostic decision-support system with the characteristics of an electronic medical textbook, a medical reference system, and a decision support tool. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • DynaMed Plus: DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Essential Evidence Plus (formerly InfoRetriever / InfoPOEMS): Concise, evidence-based information from a variety of sources.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Isabel: A diagnosis checklist system - enter the signs and symptoms and the database will return with a list of possible diagnoses. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • MEDLINE (via Ovid): Includes links to full-text articles in the Journals@Ovid Collection as well as links to content in the EBM Reviews collection. (foreground questions)
  • PubMed: Free to all. Access to MEDLINE, plus additional citations, links to some full-text, and links to NCBI molecular biology databases. (foreground questions)
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the USPSTF is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention. They systematically review the evidence of effectiveness and develop recommendations, considered the "gold standard," for clinical preventive services. (foreground questions)

Drug Information

  • Micromedex: Only authorized users who are competent healthcare professionals who rely on their clinical discretion and judgment in diagnosis and treatment may use the content for medical diagnosis or treatment purposes. Comprehensive drug information. Search by drug or disease; find information for CAM, toxicology, and drug interactions; available on handheld devices through DML's subscription.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Epocrates Plus (mobile app): Drug and disease database. Includes interactions, dosing calculators, formularies, alternative medicine, Pill IDs, and more. For mobile access and instructions, check the Medical Apps Guide. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Clinical Pharmacology: Powered by ClinicalKey and updated hourly, this includes drug class overviews, patient education, pediatric/neonatal monographs, IV compatibility studies, poison and overdose emergency tool, and more; available on handheld devices through DML's subscription.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • The Medical Letter: Includes access to Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter, Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy, Drugs of Choice Handbook, and the Adverse Drug Interactions database. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • A-Z Drug Facts: Textbook.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*

Textbooks Online

  • AccessMedicine: A medium-sized collection, including a variety of books within their clinical library. Search within books individually or select multiple books to search. (background questions) Access note*
  • Books@Ovid: A large collection of books covering a variety of medical specialties and conditions, as well as diagnosis and therapy manuals.  (background questions) Access note*
  • ClinicalKey eBooks: One of our largest collections, including many core medical textbooks. Browse by specialty or search within the entire collection or individual textbooks (background questions) Access note*
  • LWW Clerkship Library: A small collection, mostly featuring review books for clerkship review (background questions) Access note*
  • LWW Health Library: A small collection, including several required medical textbooks (background questions) Access note*
  • AccessNeurology
    Browse neurology titles in this small, specialized collection. Search within all textbooks or within their multimedia subset (background questions) Access note*
  • Springer eBooks: A large collection of books within the medicine discipline. (background questions) Access note*
  • STAT!Ref: A medium-sized collection of books covering medical and nursing specialties. Includes access to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.  (background questions) Access note*
  • uCentral: A small collection of medical reference books and point of care tools, including 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, and others. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Merck Manual of Geriatrics: Textbook. (background questions)

Practice Guidelines

Additional Resources

*Login access to this health and life sciences resource is available to members of the Georgetown University Medical Center community (GUMC) only. Walk-up access is available to all GU students, faculty, and staff in Dahlgren Memorial Library 24/7, 365 days per year.